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Masonry walls alone really have very little...

Masonry walls alone really have very little strength to them, the strength comes from different forms of reinforcement. Rebar is added to verticle and horizontal cells then filled with a type of...
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This is fairly normal for newly constructed brick...

This is fairly normal for newly constructed brick walls to have small to large amount of shade difference in the coloring of the joints. What effects this as was pointed out is the conditions that...
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Yep, pretty much you will want to try and remove...

Yep, pretty much you will want to try and remove the bulk with a sharp scraper. I like a Painters 5 in 1 tool. Like you mention keep a close eye on the stone that you are not scratching it so that...
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Yes that is actually a name for newly poured...

Yes that is actually a name for newly poured curing concrete.
"Green Concrete" meaning hard enough to walk on but nowhere near cured with a greenish color.
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Yes, construction descriptions and technics can...

Yes, construction descriptions and technics can vary from region to region. I have never heard of a "Chain wall" either. It almost sounds like some kind of curb maybe? Or is it actually as was...
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If the adhesive is soft enough to crumble with...

If the adhesive is soft enough to crumble with foot traffic then you maybe able to remove it with razor type floor scraper. Experiment with a small section to see how well this will work. Then you...
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Concrete can actually be poured and finished in...

Concrete can actually be poured and finished in very extreme weather conditions it the prober steps are taken. The main concern would be protecting it from freezing during the pouring and for a...
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What type of surface are you trying to stick the...

What type of surface are you trying to stick the stone to? If it does not absorb the moisture then yes the stone will slide down. You want the material to be able to support itself in a pile but if...
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Yes if you feel that the core drill is not an...

Yes if you feel that the core drill is not an option then drill a series of holes just on the circle you need to remove. Try and drill them as close a possible once you drilled the circle do a line...
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In the book you are reading are they showing...

In the book you are reading are they showing channel fill with grout and rebar where you say "used rebar every 2' throughout the entire fence" . Is this vertical and horizontal?

4" block would...
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Oh like this? ...

Oh like this?

http://www.quikrete.com/diy/QUIKWALLSurface-BondingCement.html

I am not familiar with the building a wall like this. I would think that it would need reinforcement of horizontal...
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When you say "Surface Bond Masonry". Are you...

When you say "Surface Bond Masonry". Are you talking about a Cultured Stone\Brick?

As for the structure because in Arizona this type of fence is very common there is established code that should...
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I would recommend you consult an Structural...

I would recommend you consult an Structural engineer on this. Advice given on the description you have given could be possible but I would not stake the integrity of my\your house on it.
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Not sure what type of cleaner you used. You will...

Not sure what type of cleaner you used. You will need to try and find something the is meant for hard mineral stains. Even with these cleaners it will take a fair amount of elbow grease. :mad:
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Yes it is not the difficult for the average do it...

Yes it is not the difficult for the average do it yourselfer. Not as much labor involved as the real thing. It is called "Culture Stone"
Here is a site that has some information on it....
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It is a automatic bit locking system that...

It is a automatic bit locking system that requires no tools. The bit must be SDS to work on a SDS tool.
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Did the different color brick come bundled...

Did the different color brick come bundled together or did you buy 4-5 different colored brick and want the Mason contractor to mix them,

If the bricks were design with the different colors in...
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A diamond blade would be your best bet. A...

A diamond blade would be your best bet. A continuous rim would give you the cleanest cut with the least chance of chipping the edges.

A continuous rim blade would have no slots or groves on the...
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The most common Blocks comply with A.S.T.M. C-90...

The most common Blocks comply with A.S.T.M. C-90 standard . Here is some info on this.
http://www.masonryinstitute.com/guide/part2/prod_b-p3-4.html

One thing you have to consider this is for...
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Though some masons may refer to additives used in...

Though some masons may refer to additives used in cold weather as "anti-freeze" it is not actually anti-freeze and is not recommended to use this. The most common additive is Calcium chloride, even...
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You are asking about resurfacing the inner pool...

You are asking about resurfacing the inner pool plaster?

Though this question has been posted a few weeks ago this is not a do it yourself project no matter how handy you are this if something...
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A product that we have been using lately that my...

A product that we have been using lately that my Comercial Building supply company highly recommends is a Bendonite based product. I looks like a sheet of Cardboard that we stick or nail to masonry...
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Yes, pretty much the same, sorry Frank ;)

Yes, pretty much the same, sorry Frank ;)
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Homebild has it. At your commercial Block Supply...

Homebild has it. At your commercial Block Supply company they will have an assortment of blocks that you can work in along with adjusting the mortar bed some.

Besides the solid cap blocks and...
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